The Ultimate Guide to a Wine Holiday in Carneros

Enjoy a glass of Chardonnay during your wine holiday in CarnerosCome spend a romantic wine holiday in Carneros! The Carneros American Viticultural Area in Napa Valley is renowned worldwide for its rich Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling wines. You can spend your wine-filled holiday exploring the different vineyards and discovering what each one has to offer.

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Top Wineries to Visit on Your Wine Holiday in Carneros

Domaine Carneros

The perfect start to your wine holiday in Carneros is at Domaine Carneros. This magnificent 350-acre vineyard is in the heart of Carneros. Domaine Carneros was founded in 1987 by the Taittinger family, who owns the great champagne house of France. You will find Domaine Carneros is known for the fine French-styled champagne it creates. Alongside their sparkling wines, Domaine Carneros is famous for their Pinot Noir. To create their distinctive tastes, 95% of the fruit is sourced straight from their vineyard. You can enjoy an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the process behind creating traditional sparkling wine or have a tasting outside on the balcony overlooking the picturesque vineyard.


Cuvaison was founded in 1969 and has been owned and operated by the Schmidheiny family since 1979. Cuvaison boasts a 400-acre vineyard estate in Carneros and produces a variety of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The fog from the San Pablo Bay settles over the vineyards keeping the winery naturally cool. The wine flavors are harmonious and unique, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of this naturally cool estate. The tasting room opened in April of 2009 providing a beautiful open-air venue where you can relax and enjoy your wine. The environment here at Cuvaision is very tranquil; it creates the perfect opportunity to sit back, indulge, and marvel at the view of the Carneros vineyards.


Off the beaten path, on the southernmost tip of the Carneros region, sits the oldest operating winery, Bouchaine. The current owners, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland purchased the land in 1981 and spent two decades renovating the property. Today, Bouchaine is the ideal venue to spend your wine holiday in Carneros. The tasting room is quaint with a stand-up bar. You can unwind and recline in the beautiful garden chairs while feeling the breeze blow off the San Pablo Bay. Take time to savor the view and enjoy this extraordinarily beautiful estate.


With 25 years of harvests under its belt, Artesa has become a leading producer of artisan wines. The vineyard is owned by the Cordorníu Raventós family, who owns the oldest company in Spain with a winemaking legacy that dates back to 1551. The estate occupies 350 acres, 200 of those planted with their famous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Artesa Vineyard is known for its quintessential balance between nature and architecture. The estate’s building is built into the top of a hill and covered with native grasses, making it a unique sight to see. Inside, you can enjoy your wine with a panoramic view of Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Artesa’s very own vineyards.

Come Stay with Us

The Churchill Manor is the perfect place for you to stay while on your holiday in Carneros. The lush vineyards are just a 10-minute ride away from our elegant bed and breakfast. Here in this 19th-century mansion, you will be surrounded by luxury. Your stay here will make you feel like royalty, beginning with our flawless service and our delectable three-course breakfast. Download our Vacation Guide for all the best things to do and see during your visit.

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